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10/02/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Residnets of the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco conducted a mock funeral to observe the end of the hippie movement there since the neighborhood had become infiltrated with new residents who had allowed it to deteriorate.

The Beatles turned down a $1 million New York concert offer from producer Sid Bernstein who had brought the group to  Carnegie Hall back in 1964.

The 1967 World Series marked the first since 1948 in which the Yankees, Dodgers or Giants weren’t playing.

Ray Chapman — who played for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns before going on to a career as a sportscaster — was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

LPGA golfer Ellie Gibson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/16/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd told his Town Board colleagues this week that there’s a need to tackle road repaving with town money and not just depend on grants.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd told his Town Board colleagues this week that there’s a need to tackle road repaving with town money and not just depend on grants.

The magic number is now 4.4 percent. That’s the tax increase Town Board members are looking at as of their last budget meeting Wednesday morning, with decisions yet to be made on some big ticket items. (more…)

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11/06/14 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd (left) had some comments about how health insurance premiums are reflected in the 2015 budget. Supervisor Jim Dougherty listened, then left it to Councilman Ed Brown to explain the methodology auditors had suggested be used.

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Councilman Paul Shepherd (left) had some comments Wednesday as Supervisor Jim Dougherty listened on how health insurance premiums are reflected in the 2015 budget .

With only a few public officials present Wednesday afternoon, the Shelter Island Town Board concluded its public hearing on the proposed $9.9 million budget for 2015.

It will require that $7.73 million be raised from property taxes. That’s 5.9 percent more than was raised through taxes to support the current year’s budget. (more…)